Mr Yaron Shyldkrot

PhD Researcher

Qualifications: BA (hons), MA, FHEA


Further information

Research Interests

  • Theatre in the dark
  • Practice as Research 
  • Atmosphere and sensory experiences
  • Uncertainty, failure and disorientation in performance
  • Light and sound design
  • Dramaturgy


Shyldkrot, Y. (December 2016). Theatre and Aural Attention: Stretching Ourselves, by George Home-Cook [Book review], Theatre and Performance Design, 2(3-4), 344-345.


Arts Analysis, BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance. (Semester 2, 2017)

I also support teaching in the following modules: 

Design Dialogues, BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance. (Semester 2, 2017)

Performing Audiences, BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance. (Semester 1, 2016)

Physical Performance, MA Creative Practices and Direction. (Semester 1, 2016)


Postgraduate Representative: Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)

Editor for Journal of Arts Writing by Students (JAWS), Intellect. 

Co-director, Fye and Foul

Conference Presentations

Shyldkrot Y. 'Shaping Atmosphere(s)', practical workshop, Staging Atmosphere. Queen Mary, University of London, London. December 2017.  

Shyldkrot Y. 'Orientation and Disorientation: Sound, Darkness and the Composition of Space'. Sounding out the Space. DIT, Dublin, Ireland. November 2017.  

Shyldkrot Y. ‘Sensing (in) Darkness: Lighting Design and the Composition of Atmosphere’. TaPRA. University of Salford, Salford. August 2017.

Shyldkrot Y. Overcast, PaR presentation. Doctoral College Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford. July 2017.

Shyldkot Y. ‘Knowing the Unknown: The Paradox of Researching Uncertainty’. Unfinished, Uncertain, Unknown: Processes of Practice-led Research. WRoCAH PaR Network, Leeds. July 2017.

Shyldkrot, Y. 'Set the Tone: On the Composition of Atmospheres'. London Theatre Seminar, Postgraduate Panel, London. May 2017.

Shyldkrot, Y. 'Making Atmosphere(s) in Real Time: Sound, Light and Comfort in the Dark'. Research in Real-Time: Practice in Progress Conference. NUI Galway, Ireland. May 2017. 

Shyldkrot, Y. ‘Performing Houselights: The Design and Atmosphere of Going Dark’. Performing Light Symposium. University of Leeds, Leeds. January 2017.

Shyldkrot Y. Campfire, A Shared Experience in the Dark. Performative demonstration. Beyond Application? Immanent Encounters Between Philosophy and Arts. Centre for Performance Philosophy, University of Surrey, Guildford. January 2017.

Shyldkrot Y. Campfire, PaR presentation. Labanarium Launch Event. GSA, University of Surrey, Guildford. January 2017.

Shyldkrot Y. 'Beyond a Black Square: Documenting Darkness'. The Future of the Document: Documenting Performance. City, University of London, London. October 2016.

Shyldkrot Y. Campfire, PaR presentation. ‘How to do things with…’: The second annual Practice Research symposium. University of Surrey, Guildford. July 2016.

Shyldkrot Y. ‘Disrupted Time: Uncertainty and Slowness in the Dark’. Out of Time: Temporal Slippage in Performance and the Visual Arts. University of Manchester, Manchester. June 2016.

Shyldkrot Y. ‘Looking on Darkness: Theatre in the Dark on the Threshold of Documentation’. Thresholds and Permeability in Performance. TaPRA PG Symposium. University of Sheffield, Sheffield. February 2016. [Abstract published in Scottish Journal of Performance 3.1. June 2016.]

Shyldkrot Y. (in collaboration with the Sonic Explorers) ‘Pitch. Black: Perception through Noise in the Darkness’. Performing Research. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, London, May 2014.

Shyldkrot Y. ‘Such Tweet Sorrow: Romeo and Juliet in 140 characters’. Footnotes: Intertextual Readings Symposium. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, June 2013.

Conference Organisation

Organiser of TaPRA Postgraduate Symposium ‘Spaces For / Places In’ at University of Leeds, 2017.

Convenor of How to do things with…’: The second annual Practice Research symposium at the University of Surrey, 2016.

Organising committee member of Footnotes: Intertextual Readings Symposium at Tel Aviv University, 2013.


2016: Glynne Wickham Studentship in support of presenting at Out of Time

2016: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Studentship (University of Surrey)

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